UPDATE: It was really yummy and a smash! Here’s proof…
I think next time I’ll add another can or two of peaches to make it more, um, peachy. 🙂
My momma always said, “don’t try a new recipe out on company.” Well, I apologize in advance to my small group because you are my guinea pigs tonight. This morning, I made a dump cake for dessert. Or at least my version of a dump cake. Don’t worry, it’s not as gross as it sounds. It’s basically like a fruit cobbler. A yummy, ooey, gooey, easy fruit cobbler. The crazy thing is, I’ve never made it before. Which is why you are my guinea pigs.
So I found a recipe online, by The Pioneer Woman herself, and along with some notes from a friend, and a comment on the recipe at the PW blog, I threw something together. Er, dumped something together. Anyway…
So PW calls for combining cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple, then sprinkling dry yellow cake mix on top. Top that with 1/2 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine. Throw it in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes and voila! Dump cake.
Here’s why I’m worried. Given our current financial situation, I wanted to use ingredients I had on hand, so here you go. The only thing I bought was the box of cake mix for .99 at Target. I didn’t have cherry pie filling, or crushed pineapple, so instead I used 2 cans of peaches and I added some bits of cream cheese and brown sugar on top, too. It looks good, and smells good, but I’m afraid it’s gonna just be a big undercooked mess of greasy, powdery cake mix and hard gloppy cream cheese with some peaches underneath. At least there’s butter. Everything is better with butter. 🙂
I am dying to try some, but I don’t want to show up with half-eaten dessert. Oh well! Guess we’ll see tonight! I’ll let you know how it turns out.